In partnership with the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Innovate SA

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 | 8 AM – 5 PM
Hilton Adelaide

Event Overview

The South Australian Government has a number of initiatives underway to modernise and transform its services and provide a better experience for users. Throughout the pandemic governments around the world have fast-tracked transformation projects to better serve citizens. The challenge is now to keep up the momentum and continue to harness the power of innovation.

As the state’s Covid-19 recovery gets underway, digital technology is critical to a modern public service, with citizens at the heart of this design. Digital is not just about putting services online, it is about fundamentally rethinking services to be simple, smart, and digital. The South Australian Government’s ICT, Cyber Security and Digital Government Strategy 2020-2025 has been designed to support the state in responding proactively to changes in the digital landscape.

In partnership with the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Public Sector Network is excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Innovate SA Showcase. Throughout everchanging conditions and uncertain futures, the event will highlight how the South Australian public service continues to collaborate and innovate to create better citizen outcomes.

Benefits of Attending

Engage, sustain and elevate digital projects that optimise processes, drive efficiency and improve organisational results

Harness innovation to maximise investments and support South Australia’s economic recovery

Leverage data analytics to inform strategic direction, identify areas
for improvement and intercept future challenge

Embed customer-centric approaches in service design and
delivery by identifying the right methodologies and engagement
strategies

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Hon Dr. Susan Close,
Deputy Premier,
Minister for Climate, Environment and Water, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister for Defence and Space Industries

Eva Balan-Vnuk,
Chief Information Officer,
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Lois Boswell,
Chief Executive,
Department of Human Services

Richard Price,
Chief Executive,
Defence SA

Gillian Hewlett,
Chief of Staff,
Office of the Chief Scientist for South Australia

Graham Rix,
Chief Information Officer,
SA Water

Sean Cummins,
Director ICT Projects,
Department for Education

Rick Howe,
Chief Executive,
Lifetime Support Authority of South Australia

Key Sessions

The Innovate SA Showcase features the latest initiatives throughout South Australia; sharing insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and roundtable chats. To provide additional perspective – concurrent streams will address more specific topics and challenges in the worlds of Technology & Data and Digital & CX faced by public sector leaders today.

Keynote SessionsPanel SessionsDigital & CX StreamTechnology & Data Stream

Innovating the Way Government Works In the New Normal and Beyond

Eva Balan-Vnuk,
Chief Information Officer,
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Combining AI and Data to Transform South Australian Public Transport

Nicholas Kaliszewski,
Director Transport Analytics,
Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Leveraging Innovation to Fast-Track Post-Pandemic Recovery

Rick Howe,
Chief Executive, Lifetime Support Authority of Australia

Lois Boswell,
Chief Executive, Department of Human Services

Richard Price,
Chief Executive, Defence SA

Caroline McMillen,
Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist, Department for Innovation and Skills

Identifying Strategies to Support the Future Growth and Ongoing Prosperity of South Australia

Elizabeth Stavreski,
Executive Director Procurement Services SA, Department of Treasury and Finance

Leonie Muldoon,
Chief Executive, Department for Trade and Investment

Jason Foster,
Director Information Strategy and Delivery, Department for Energy and Mining

Ian Overton,
Chief Executive, Green Industries SA

Keynote Session

Embedding Privacy into the Delivery of a Modern Customer Experience

Simon Froude,
Director State Records,
Attorney-General’s Department

Keynote Session

Building Patient Trust with Effective Service Design and Delivery at SA Health

Alastair McDonald,
Director Strategy and Architecture, Department for Health and Wellbeing,
SA Health

Panel Discussion

Aligning Customer Experience with Culture to Enable Enhanced Service Delivery

Jenny Pilkington,
Head of Operational Services (IT),
South Australia Police

Bek Kennedy,
Assistant Director Service Design,
Australian Financial Security Authority

Tony Circelli,
Chief Executive,
Environment Protection Authority South
Australia

Graham Rix,
Chief Information Officer,
SA Water

Keynote Session

Implementing a Centralised Source of Information and Analysis for Better Evidence-Based Consumer Outcomes

Kim Weimer,
Assistant Director Regulatory Data and Analysis,
Essential Services Commission of South Australia

Keynote Session

Bringing Multiple Platforms Together to Transform the Department of Human Services

Shikha Sharma,
Director Business Improvement and Technology,
Department of Human Services

Panel Discussion

Embracing Data and Technology to Accelerate Innovation, Modernise Service Delivery and Drive Better Organisational Outcomes

Sean Cummins,
Director ICT Projects,
Department for Education

Rod Sprenger,
Director Digital Health, New Women’s and Children’s Hospital Project,
SA Health

Jon Sparrow,
Project Director Digital Transformation, Department for Innovation and Skills

Dr. Raluca Raicu,
A/Director Transport Analytics,
Department for Infrastructure and Transport

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup, sessions, and event timeline

Your Registration

Full Access to Exhibitions

Network with leading solutions providers

Unrivaled Content

Access to plenary sessions and your choice of specialist streams

Catering

Morning tea and lunch provided

Networking Drinks

Kick up your heels after a big day of insights

Keeping You Safe


Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Extremely valuable and really good to connect in person. There were some fabulous insights throughout the day, thought provokers, and validation that what I’m planning to deliver is on the right track”
City of Charles Sturt

“I found this event extremely valuable – it was great to hear from the public sector on a range of relevant topics. I also met a number of people that I plan to get in touch with to discuss initiatives I’m working on”
SA Water
“Really enjoyed hearing about the excellent innovation happening across the public sector”
Legal Services Commission of South AustraliaSCVESSrSS eirSe

“I found this event extremely valuable – it was great to hear from the public sector on a range of relevant topics. I also met a number of people that I plan to get in touch with to discuss initiatives I’m working on”
SA Water

Our Event Partners

Official Government Partner

Lead Partner

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Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Exhibition Partners

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Private Lunch

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Networking Drinks

Government Supporters

Charity Partners

We are excited to announce that for this year’s Innovate SA, Public Sector Network will be partnering with One Tree Planted – a non-profit organisation focused on global reforestation. For every in-person attendee, we will be planting one tree.